Qualcomm, Lenovo ‘Project Limitless’ 5G Laptop With Snapdragon 8cx SoC Unveiled at Computex 2019


Qualcomm and Lenovo introduced a maintained 5G laptop connected by the Snapdragon 8cx 5G Computing Platform powered in Taipei during the ongoing Computex exhibition. Collaboration between the two companies aims to demonstrate the potential of interconnected computers on 5G networks. Project Limitless is the code name of a prototype device that cannot be released as a commercial product. Lenovo is one of the first companies to start working with a Qualcomm Windows 10 laptop that was announced at Computex 2017 based on the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform, and the Yoga C630 WOS is the first laptop powered by Snapdragon 850 SoC.

Now, the two companies have shown Project Limitless laptop prototypes based on the stronger Snapdragon 8cx platform. Launched in late 2018, Qualcomm calls this the first 7nm platform in the world designed for PCs, designed to close 5G connectivity.

Former Qualcomm says the goal is for laptops powered by Snapdragon processors, multi-day battery life, uninterrupted internet connectivity, and very light weight. With 5G connectivity, Qualcomm says its speed can be very high and latency is low, making remote memory feel like local storage, and sending large files and sending exponentially faster than what people use.

Other application scenarios include 4K and 8K video streaming, AR and VR mobile game applications and high-quality video calls. The Limitless Project platform also promises enterprise-level security. The two companies promised that further details would be announced in early 2020.

Snapdragon 8cx Qualcomm integrates eight Kryo 495 CPU cores and Adreno 680 GPUs. Project Limitless includes X55 5G second generation Enterprise Modems and 22 LTE Cat, which will return to where 5G networks are not available, or work to start before 5G networks are available to consumers. The SoC can control two 4K HDR displays and also supports Quick Charge 4+.

During its announcement, Qualcomm said that Snapdragon 8cx-based devices will begin shipping by the end of 2019.

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